Matthew J. Heos

Mathew J. Heos

Matthew J. Heos is a Super Lawyers Rising Star and a tough litigator with a wide range of knowledge from criminal law to personal injury and municipal law/litigation. Matthew was born and raised in Lansing/East Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from East Lansing High School then Michigan State University. He is diverse. Matt began a career in finance but realized that, just like his father and sister, the practice of law was his passion.

In law school, Matt focused his legal education on environmental law. Matt graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2010, and then started practicing that May after passing the Bar Exam on the 1st try. Matthew developed a reputation in matters ranging from criminal defense and medical marihuana cases, to automobile negligence, No Fault, and premises liability cases.

Matthew’s practice expanded to include matters involving the Michigan Drain Code. Matthew worked on several county drain projects from petition to assessment. Matthew has litigated drain matters and private flooding cases. Super Lawyer’s Magazine has named Matthew as a Rising Stars for state, local and municipal law from 2014 – 2017 for his work on county drain projects and related litigation.

When the Michigan legislature enacted the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, Matt expanded further to include licensing matters relative to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. MMFLA licenses will be aggressively pursued and multiple issues and challenges will arise as the State begins to accept applications at the end of 2017. In July, 2017, Matthew joined his father, James Heos at the Nichols Law Firm. He brings wide ranging experience and skills and marries them with litigation in drunk and drugged driving crimes.

Matt is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association, as well as the Environmental Law, Negligence Law, and Marihuana Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Matt is admitted to practice in all Michigan courts at the state and federal levels, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For an experienced lawyer, who is committed to results, contact Matthew today at 517 432 9000 or to discuss your rights.


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Peer Recognition

Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.